Soul care

Pilgrim on a Long, Long Journey

“The purpose of learning is growth, and our minds, unlike our bodies, can continue growing as we continue to live.” Mortimer Adler, the late American philosopher.

At 76, I can’t sprint very well, my back spasms when I serve a tennis ball and I am just not as physically healthy as at 25. Nonetheless I love to read and learn.

I feel like my mind is always growing. I try to keep it flexible with word games just as I stretch my body.

My spiritual life, the deepening of my soul, (defining the soul as my conscious and subconscious minds) is central to the joys of my life.

Yes, I try and fail in my soul care. Yes, I can and do come up short.

But, in the long run, seeking to follow the Lord’s lead, I endeavor to grow spiritually, somewhat, each day. I strive to hear His voice…

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“We can escape from everything, but not from ourselves.” Jose Saramago, the late Nobel Prize-winning author.

Walk away. Sail away. Fly away. You still need to bring yourself.

Your baggage and frustrations. The best and the worst of it.

That’s why I need the Lord in my life and always will.